Moxie's Grill & Bar - University

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Share our passion for food & drink in a fun, stylish, social environment. Our inspiration comes from the community we are a part of; from the team we hire to the food we make. We focus on quality food made with fresh ingredients served in a stylish, comfortable & casual environment.

Moxie’s is Located in Toronto's Financial District, next to the St. Andrew Metro Station. Within walking distance from the Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandra Theatres and Roy Thomson Hall. A short distance to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the famous Royal York Hotel. Our Executive Chef Brandon Thordarson has created a menu offering a wide-array of steaks, burgers, pastas and seafood! No matter the occasion, whether it's a business luncheon, a dinner date, or late night drinks with friends, Moxie's offers something for everyone.

Moxie’s features daily drink specials - enjoy them while dining on our outdoor patio!
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FS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

Leafs game

L
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was great, wait staff knew when to ask what we wanted & when to leave us in conversation. This is a hot spot for after work crowd wanting to have drinks after work so it is really loud everywhere. As long as you can handle that it’s great.
Food was good, but wish they had more variety on the menu - I would have the salmon but I don’t want the accompaniment grains. Wish you could have a list of sides to choose from to meet varying dietary preferences.
Place empties out gradually by 8:30pm.

OT
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The cacophony in the main room when entering the restaurant almost sent me looking for a new place to go. Fortunately, I was seated at a table in a smaller area, so the noise wasn’t quite as deafening. My first course - a sushi roll - was terrific. But, my main course, they called a bowl (but wasn’t even close) was akin to a dish I recently had on a United flight; at least it was in business class. I didn’t stay for dessert.

OT
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Food was warm when received and server didn’t check up much on us. Prices have increased but the portions are still small. Taste was ok... nothing special.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Crazy loud - hard to hold s conversation without shouting.

CU
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server John was exceptional. I have celiac disease and he made informed recommendations and even double checked my choices a few times. I was very impressed. He was also very personable and attentive.
Thank you John!

The food was excellent as well.

M
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Robb was an excellent server. Had the blackened chicken burger and a extra delicious side salad.
Next time having the Ramen with shrimp, as my dining mate exclaimed, lots of shrimp, hot and tasty.

Food quality is excellent!!!

CA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service were great. Noise level from music and conversations were louder then we appreciate.

TG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The restaurant was not that busy when I arrived. First and second drink took longer than I feel it should have. When my son and I each received our steak frites the steaks looked very different in size and mine had a higher percentage of fat on it.

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

I'm reluctant to comment on service because the server was not at fault. I didn't realize this location is very popular on a game night, therefore it was busy and very noisy. Although our reservation was made well in advance, there was a scramble to find us a table and then the table was less than appealing being tucked away almost out of sight. Food was mildly warm and fish was dry....hot spice is not a substitute for flavour! I am sorry the review could not be more positive.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was great and very timely. Food wasn’t as great though. Everything was way too salty and a little over priced for the quality.

YY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Luv Mellisa's Wine Bar, Only down side is the acoustics. Just too noisy to chat at peak times

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food

T
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have always been pleased with the food and service at Moxie's.

OT
Nuremberg
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ein sehr gut gelungenes Abendessen bei Moxi’s. Unser freundlicher Kellner Chris hatte alles wunderbar im Blick. Wir mussten ihn nie rufen, sobald wir fertig waren, oder einen Nachschlag wünschten, stand er parat. Das Essen kam zügig, war hervorragend und das Fleisch war auf dem Punkt gegart. Zusätzlich hatten wir Honey-Garlic-Wings, die nicht auf der Speisekarte standen. Wir kommen bei nächster Gelegenheit gerne wieder.

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JA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Lively place but too loud... We were in the dining room and music was wayyyyy too loud. Also a party of 4 was seating In a huge booth so was hard to talk since so far away. Food was good exceptnsaladnwas wayyyyy over dressed. Flour less chocolate cake wayyyyy to rich as well.

BR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Ribs I had were good. Coleslaw was terrible, bitter with no dressing. Roast potatoes had no flavour and bland.
Veggies that my wife had were zucchini and carrots. Not very much variation.
Poor value for $250 for 4 people. Won’t go back.

MD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very friendly service. Meal was great. Good value. Very casual atmosphere.

N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

The food arrived cold and took a very long time. The waitress did everything she could but you could tell the kitchen needs to be more organized

OT
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Andre was our server and he was fantastic! Loved the salmon avocado salad and keto friendly options!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service ! Great place ! Good food. I recommend this restaurant.

k
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

It is what it is. Was looking for a casual business dinner spot and it hit all the right notes. Good drink specials, friendly server, nice apps and ok mains. I had the beef vindaloo and please dont try to tell me that wasn't steak leftovers... oh well.

CU
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a celiac this restaurant gets my stamp of approval. The server Jared was lovely and offered the gf menu. He unstable the difference between gluten free and gluten friendly. He also said he’d manager would be out to talk about the menu. The manager was very informed and offered several selections that could even be made gf. He offered fries and when I inquired about the gluten free fryer he said it changed from day to day, so Celiacs beware. No designated fryer.

My steak and salad were excellent. I’ll be back certainly.

MA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Went there for their wine Wednesday special with my boyfriend. Half Price for a bottle of wine can’t be beet. Sat on the patio and our server Sharron was great and friendly, and the vibe on the patio was perfect in the evening. The food was mediocre. Ordered the tuna poke, which is also on their after 9pm specials. The tuna/avocado didn’t taste super fresh, looked and tasted like it was pre-made a few hours prior. However food was still good, just expected a bit more freshness. Overall would recommend especially for wine Wednesday special or after 9pm specials !

SN
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the staff is very attentive and the food was fresh and delicious.

YY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Mellisa @ Wine Bar is great 😜 and keeps us coming back

Z
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place to eat. The Southern Chicken Sandwich was delicious. Great fries too.

ML
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I reconnected ea friend over a four-hour dinner in a very comfortable environment.

Recommend.

BM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Even with a reservation, staff were uncertain where to seat us. The restaurant was approx 1/4 full at the time.
After being seated in a booth we chose, we sat for almost 10 minutes before wait staff attended.
Food was delicious and cooked thoroughly.
The ambiance was dull.... unfortunately the restaurant is flanked by large buildings. The interior is various shades of beige and brown. Colourful window boxes and greenery staged along the large windows may add to the decor.
Overall it was still a good experience

b
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing! The manager took care of our first round of drinks because it was our anniversary! Super nice place, had the best experience ever.

C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the first time we sat on the patio, and it was fabulous.

AK
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

I find that there is too much sodium/msg in the food. I never feel the best after eating at moxies. Food tastes good but the feeling after isnt the best

JG
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good lunch

M
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I went to Moxie's on University Avenue with my two daughters. Our server was very attentive. My daughters ordered steak frites and southern fried chicken sandwich and were both very satisified with their food. I ordered the Red Thai Curry but did not know it would have celery in it. Our server offered to have it remade for me, and they were quite quick about it (but not so quick as to be suspect). I still wasn't thrilled with the taste of it but at this point I chalked it up to just a poor selection on my part. We also had poutine for an appetizer which was quite good. Overall, the service was excellent; the food was mostly pretty good although personally I wouldn't order the curry again (your mileage may vary); the value for the price was okay; and the ambiance was nice, if a tad noisy.

DS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an awesome lunch with friends. Our server, Diego, was fantastic. We always love going to Moxies. We know we will have good food and drinks, and great service and atmosphere. Thanks

YY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Melissa at Wine Bar was GREAT 😜
Overall,Acoustics are the only issue... Lots of hard surfaces make it pretty loud and tough on conversations 😱

CM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Everything overall was really good the food came fast the waitress was very nice the place was clean the only thing was that the food was a little cold and when we asked them to warm it it was much better

D
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was great with the kids - kept them happy with drink refills and an interesting kids dessert. Great service.

G
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

I usually go to Moxie's for the seared ginger tuna salad but this time something was off. My friends got the mango chicken and it was very salty.

Don't know if I'd return in the near future.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In general, Toronto has horrible waiter service at the restaurants. They don’t do it like they do it in the states. This was the only time in my 10 day trip that I felt like it was equal to most of the restaurants in the states (for service). The food was outstanding, the best meal I had of the 30 meals during my trip.

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